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The Table (2004)

Original title: Laud

Animation Duration 20:20

The Table

Roza has given birth to many children, all with different men. The protagonist is Rita, her youngest daughter, whose fate - like her mother's - is to endure the effort and pain of giving birth. How and whether she can cope with this, or the world?

Director: Jelena Girlin | Mari-Liis Bassovskaja | Urmas Jõemees

Keywords: marriage | ethics | existential issues | analyzing life | life and death | meaning of life | daily routine | estrangement from life | eluteater | suicide | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nukufilm
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Polish
Subtitles Estonian, English, Russian
Duration 20:20

First releases

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  • in cinema: 14.10.2004, CInema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 11.12.2004, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: Animated Dream, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 20.03.2005, FEST – Youth Video and Film Festival, Portugal

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, PÖFF: Animated Dreams - Animation Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2004, Competition programme - Best Young Director
  • Award, Animateka - International Animated Film Festival (Ljubljana, Slovenia), 2005, Special Jury Mention; award by the British jury member Tim Webb: Guilty Pleasure
  • Award, Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films (Egipt), 2005, Best Animation Film

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm